Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013554

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 29
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
having completed the course sucessfully students will: -understand the diversity of epistemological approaches to social psychological phenomena and the differences between them -understand the historical specificity of social psychological theories -recognize the consequences of social psychological knowledge and its applications on social inequality and social change
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to the critical social psychology and includes two major sections. The first is dedicated to the most important critical positions articulated in the context of 'crisis of social psychology. Specifically it considers: • The epistemological / methodological critique (The positivistic orientation of social psychology is counter-posed to the historicity of social phenomena and the assumptions about the nature of knowledge presupposed by the experimental method are criticized) • The political critique (This critique concerns the tendency of Social psychology to exclude from its subject issues related to ideology, power relations and social inequalities) • The critique of individualism and of the type of subjectivity that emerges in the texts of social psychology The second section considers the theoretical and research traditions that have been developed as a result of these critiques, focusing in particular on those approaches that are known to constitute the so called “discursive turn”. The second section concludes with a review of the current key debates and dilemmas of critical social psychology.
Crisis in social psychology, epistemological critique, discursive turn
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of audio-visual material Email to communicate with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment210.8
Written assigments130.5
Student Assessment
Assessment includes both essays and written examinations in the end of the semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μποζατζής, N. & Δραγώνα, Θ. (Επιμ.) Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία: Η στροφή στο λόγο. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Sapsford, R. κ.α. (2006) Η Θεωρία στην Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Μαρβάκης, Α. & Μεντίνης, Μ. (2011) Κριτική Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία. Εκδ. Επίκεντρο. Μεντίνης, Μ. (2013) Επανορίζοντας το Ψυχοκοινωνικό: Κείμενα κριτικής κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας. Εκδ. Επίκεντρο.
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